Doctor Gives Tips For The Cold Weather

Posted at 10:49 PM, Dec 09, 2016

A doctor at the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt said those who have to be out in the cold weather need to layer up on clothing.

Someone older or younger would be more likely to be cold and catch hypothermia, the doctor said.

If you’re wearing layers you should at most stay outdoors for only a few hours. If you’re not bundled up, doctors said stay out for less than an hour.

“Try to remember that we lose a lot of heat around our neck and from around our head, so a hat, scarf, gloves,” said Dr. Corey Slovis. “The less exposed skin, the better."

He also said symptoms to look out for if you might be getting hypothermia would be your mind begins to slow down and your speech could become slurred.